Vote Tra­pani for coun­cil

Cecil Whig - - OPINION -

FROM: RICHARD BOYLE ELK­TON

The forth­com­ing elec­tion on Tues­day, April 26, is prob­a­bly the most im­por­tant elec­tion in many years.

Ce­cil County is still deeply mired in the Great Re­ces­sion — there are no good jobs avail­able to raise a fam­ily on in Ce­cil County. Our county’s spend­ing dur­ing the past four years has not solved this prob­lem. Too of­ten our politi­cians try to solve prob­lems by throw­ing money at them. It’s time for a pos­i­tive change.

Paul Tra­pani is the county coun­cil can­di­date who de­serves our vote in District 5. He will work to bring jobs to Ce­cil County with­out bur­den­ing us with higher taxes. Tra­pani will re­duce the red tape and cost of do­ing busi­ness in Ce­cil County. I met Paul while we both served on the Ce­cil County Ci­ti­zen’s Bud­get Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee for two years. Paul knows how to iden­tify and elim­i­nate waste­ful spend­ing and re­dun­dancy by us­ing sound busi­ness sense, while not sac­ri­fic­ing ser­vices for the citizens of Ce­cil County. Paul will do this as our coun­cil­man for District 5, and he will lead our other coun­cil mem­bers to do the same.

We have all re­ceived the glossy po­lit­i­cal pro­pa­ganda post­cards ask­ing for our votes, many of which fea­ture can­di­dates promis­ing to be fis­cally re­spon­si­ble. My ad­vice is to ex­am­ine the past records of those cur­rent politi­cians to de­ter­mine their per­for­mance in of­fice. Too of­ten we are given beau­ti­ful prom­ises be­fore the elec­tion only to see th­ese politi­cians spend our tax dol­lars on spe­cial in­ter­est projects, while rais­ing our taxes and fees and bor­row­ing more money for our chil­dren to pay back in the fu­ture.

This elec­tion is the time when you and I, the citizens of Ce­cil County, have a say in our county govern­ment, how our tax dol­lars are spent and if our taxes will be raised. It is im­per­a­tive that all citizens vote in this pri­mary, and vote for con­ser­va­tive, ca­pa­ble can­di­dates who are not ob­li­gated to any po­lit­i­cal ac­tion com­mit­tee or spe­cial in­ter­est group, but are ob­li­gated only to the peo­ple of Ce­cil County.

Paul Tra­pani is such a man. Vote for Tra­pani on April 26. I know I will. and pa­tient. He is also com­pas­sion­ate. I was moved by his pas­sion in de­scrib­ing the re­duc­tion in the re­cidi­vism rate so that per­sons who have com­pleted their sen­tences will be able to re­sume pro­duc­tive lives.

Fi­nally, Ka­sich is pro-life, lit­er­ally vi­tal to sub­se­quent gen­er­a­tions of chil­dren.

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